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Unformatted text preview: • Contains motor and sensory tracts that communicate between the spinal cord and brain • Contains: o Cardiac center: neural network which controls heartbeat and contractions o Medullary rhythmicity area: o Vasomotor center: constriction/dialation of blood vessels o Nuclei for five cranial nerves: pyramid structure- pyramidal part of the medullar; cranial nerves 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 originate/terminate here; vomiting, coughing, hiccupping, sneezing...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course BIME 2102 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.
- Spring '11